Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
The NTC has declared that mobile subscribers have begun reducing their consumption of SMS and have started shifting to data supported applications for their communication needs. Troll: though the day will come when SMS will soon be replaced by IP based communications – the Troll is still confident that this will not happen in this [...]
Troll: Yup, Smart put out a very nice article covering responsible data usage. For the love of the tech god, please read, and if you know anyone who may need the advice on how to manage a smartphone, then by all means, please forward the article. Please take particular focus on the area covering apps [...]
Move over SMS, Voice is back with a vengeance! According to Globe, voice calls last December 24th, 25th and 31st, including that of January 1st of this year, increased by an average of 80% versus the same dates from 2011. In fact, New Year’s Day this year even reached a 90% peak increase. Troll: Are [...]
The Troll found this very interesting article on Ars Technica which raises arguments that may be applicable locally. Let’s start here: the successful modernization program of both Globe and Smart means that the cost for both telcos to deliver data to the consumers has significantly dropped – this is the unstoppable aftereffect of new equipment [...]
Telcos reported an increase in voice, SMS and data services during the past holiday season. Ramon Isberto, PLDT spokesman: “SMS is up strong. This is due to the growing popularity of bucket and UNLI packages and to the significant investments we have made on our wireless network that improved our broadband, voice and SMS capacity, [...]
Time to put a stop to data bill shock! The NTC has ordered Globe and Smart/Sun to inform subscribers of their data roaming fees! The regulator ordered the three telcos to make sure that subscribers are fully informed, through text alerts and voice calls or other means, of the rates and conditions of data access [...]
According to the “Gartner Global Report Market on Mobile Devices”, worldwide sales of mobile devices totaled 428.7 million units halfway through 2011, a 16.5% increase vs. the second quarter of 2010. Smartphone sales are moving in leaps and bounds, going 74% higher year-on-year and accounting for 25% of sales in the second half of this [...]